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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 3, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A vacation

I am never going to live that down, am I? In my defense, I have remained true to my "retirement goal" of adhering to "nonDEAD" posts with only "social aspects of the DEAD" rather than "musical" creeping in now and again...I can say with confidence I haven't listened to any for a long while; that alone should probably get me banned for life.

Churchill sat on the sidelines for a considerable time period prior to re-engaging, afterall...reading the WWI memoirs of David Lloyd George--it's amazing how many of those fellows wrote so much prior to the "next one" (and Miss D will be pleased I am finding out so much about the one, the only, Welsh PM).

I wonder if he hummed the tune heard in the movie Zulu while heading up the move toward the "original Welfare State"?

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 3, 2010 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A vacation

Haha Tell, you know you've broken your adherence to non-musical commentary at least once or twice! it's only a matter of time before the entire announcement becomes a distant memory and you're back again, immersed in the haze of the vague and moronic musical criticism we do here...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 3, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A vacation

Julia Gillard, the Australian PM, was born in Barry Island, near Cardiff. Lloyd-George (who apparently did not, after all, know my father) was actually born in Manchester, although he was pretty much as Welsh as you otherwise could be.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 3, 2010 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A vacation

Ah--was hoping you (or one of our other "across the pond" sorts) would chime in...I am just going on some preface comments. Not sure when they were written, etc., etc. Interesting fellow (DLG), and of course, my interest is from the military/Home Rule perspective...just learned some of the "Father of the Modern Welfare State" biz.

Is he too ancient to rec' much attn nowadays from the likes of kids like you--ie, paid homage, good/bad, for such deeds? He was certainly "active" over a fairly long period--ie, a couple of the more "critical decades" if you will that shaped the world we live in to a far greater degree than most appreciate (just look to the Mid-East and how the seeds were sown there, blah, blah, blah).

Good afternoon to you, Sir Rob! Gardening (close of the season?) or Sunday dinner fig'ing in your plans for the day?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 3, 2010 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A vacation

I would think that outside the ranks of the diehard political historians DLG is one of those figures from the shadowy past that most have vaguely heard of but few know much about.

Not been doing much in the way of late season gardening - the weekend has pretty much been a washout weatherwise. And Sunday evening meal plans have just been thrown into disarray by the young princess's late announcement that she's heading off to a visit a friend instead of eating with us. Oh well, I shall just have to pull the cork and mull things over.